Baxter Dury has revealed the video for his forthcoming single, ‘Pleasure’; the very nearly but not quite title track of his new album, ‘It’s A Pleasure’, due on 20th October through [PIAS] Le Label - watch it below. The footage was filmed at the Millennium Bridge in London during rush hour, in approximately four takes using a focus puller, a steady cam and a make up assistant who had “a small bucket of fake excrement.”
“The video is snapshot, a dream or a scene depicting the subconscious mind making sense of guilt,” explains director Roger Sargent. “Guilt for ones misadventures. Either perceived or real. And similar to a lot of dreams it’s uncomfortable and hard to digest rather than explicit. Like the dream of going to school with only your underwear on. It belies a deeper rooted perception of ones fears and insecurities.”
“People around us were only politely curious,” Baxter adds, “and we mostly told them we were making a broad minded children’s programme. My oldest friend in the world Zenaide turns up for a few brief seconds to assault me; he is made from steel and thunder and can be genuinely scary. Roger Sargent is gentle and clear and unrattleable, he is a dude. What a super day out and with a bucket of poo.”
‘It’s A Pleasure’’s full tracklisting is as follows:
2. Palm Trees
3. Other Men’s Girls
8. White Men
9. Wintery Kisses
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